Bright ruby red in the glass, with a generous nose of stewed plums, saddle leather. On the palate, full-bodied and complex, with plenty of hot fruit coming through to mingle with flavours of spice, old oak and sun-baked undergrowth. There is a pleasing herby component on the finish, which is long and well balanced.
The Innocenti estate lies between Montepulciano and Montefollonico and consists of about 32 hectares of which 12 are vineyard. The estate is situated between 330 and 350 metres above sea level on medium-textured clay soils of Pliocene origin. Steeped in history, the cellar buildings date back to end of the 13th century, are in the small, well-preserved medieval town of Montefollonico. Most of the estate is dedicated to Sangiovese, although some Canaiolo Toscana is also found here and used in the blend. Whilst not one of our natural wineries per se, they embody traditional Tuscan wines, rather than pandering to international markets.